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TEACHING OR EXPERIENCE?

Teaching Or Experience? This is a strange dilemma. We need both, but remember the meaning of those words, “Don’t take my word for it.” Anyone who ever realised something has had to let go of whatever they were taught, because … Continue reading

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GIVE UP THE DHARMA TO REALISE THE DHARMA

Give Up The Dharma To Realise The Dharma We will never realise the Dharma by listening or reading about the Dharma. “But I want the original, authentic teaching!” This is why the Buddha said, “Don’t take my word for it; … Continue reading

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THE FUN OF REALISATION

The Fun Of Realisation Realisation is neither entertainment, and nor is it to be taken seriously. Realisation increases life satisfaction and general happiness. Realisation is being fully aware that only pure awareness is true. Realisation is amusement about what obscures our reality. Realisation of … Continue reading

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METHODS AND AWAKENING

Methods and Awakening There are two approaches to the realisation of our essential nature: we can either approach it through mindful methods, or realise that we are already awake – and if we forget that we are already awake, we … Continue reading

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GOOD MEDITATION, BAD MEDITATION; IDENTICAL

Good Meditation, Bad Meditation; Identical The mind is a jungle of concepts: whether there are clearings or tightly tangled undergrowth, this jungle simply abides in space. In meditation, whatever takes place in the mind, know that awareness, empty cognisance, pure … Continue reading

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EXPOSING THE TRUTH

Exposing The Truth Exposing the truth is a matter of exposing this pretentious self whichattempts to impress by affecting greater importance than it actually possesses. The truth is exposed in the moment of seeing our unconscious corruption. We are not what … Continue reading

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WE DON’T NEED TO EVOLVE

We Don’t Need To Evolve We don’t need to evolve. We need to devolve. Evolution is devolution. We evolve into our true nature by devolving the mud we created. By simply recognising that we have transferred our consciousness to a lower … Continue reading

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IN TWO MINDS?

In Two Minds? Our spiritual side – that is to say, pure consciousness – is simple to see and realise; that’s if we can become less attached to our human side. We may wonder which we are – this pure … Continue reading

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE BUDDHIST

You Don’t Have To Be Buddhist To Realise The Buddha’s Teaching The Buddha wasn’t! The reality of pure consciousness is non-denominational. It is beyond religion, culture or language. It is natural being. Extremists cling to their religion, culture and language, … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM IS …

Buddhism Is … … recognition … and the realisation of that recognition. All appearances are temporary occurrences in the churning-mind-machine. Consciousness recognises these appearances, and realises that are they recognised by virtue of consciousness itself. We are that consciousness. Through … Continue reading

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I FINALLY FORGIVE MYSELF

I Finally Forgive Myself I recognised that, as long as I stayed in a spiritual centre, there would be a sense of guilt and dissatisfaction: this was because of being surrounded by ‘jobsworths’. Jobsworth: A person in authority (esp. a … Continue reading

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TRANSFORMATION OF APPRECIATION

Transformation of Appreciation Genuine appreciation of spiritual teachings Recognising a quality and valuing it. This can only occur when we experience and recognise an inner change. Then we know that the teachings work. How can we appreciated them otherwise? Saying we … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE GREAT SECRET?

What Is The Great Secret? Secret: something not known by others. From the Latin secretus: separate, set apart. What is the great spiritual secret? You’re going to love this 😀 A secret is self-known! Not that which is told by … Continue reading

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REALISATION IS A BIT OF A SHOCK!

Realisation is a bit of a shock!  The world is a beautiful rose garden, with thorns.  Once we start to understand the nature of Samsara and Nirvana (the two truths), we then begin to understand why we are here – … Continue reading

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MUDDY WATERS

MUDDY WATERS The mud is obscurations. The water, our essence. Muddy water clears with meditation. Addiction to looking stirs the mud again. By looking, recognising and dropping, essence is revealed. Realising there never was any mud, there is nothing to … Continue reading

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